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National Gallery Technical Bulletin, Volume 39 Giovanni Bellini's Painting Technique
ISBN: PB: 9781857096408, National Gallery London, November 2018
136 pp., 29.9x21 cm, 180 colour and black&white illus.
Giovanni Bellini (active c. 1459; died 1516) was one of the most innovative and influential painters of the Venetian Renaissance and was among the first Italian artists to paint in oil, rather than the more traditional medium of egg tempera. This spe...
Guermantes Way In Search of Lost Time, Volume 3
ISBN: PB: 9780300186192, Yale University Press, November 2018
680 pp., 23.5x19 cm, 3 black&white illus.
Marcel Proust's monumental seven-part novel "In Search of Lost Time" is considered by many to be the greatest novel of the twentieth century. This edition of volume three, "The Guermantes Way", is edited and annotated by noted Proust scholar William...
Republic of Letters
ISBN: HB: 9780300221602, Yale University Press, November 2018
400 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
In this fascinating study, preeminent historian Marc Fumaroli reveals how an imagined "republic" of ideas and interchange fostered the Italian Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the French Revolution. He follows exchanges among Petrarch, Erasmus, De...
Restraining Great Powers Soft Balancing from Empires to the Global Era
ISBN: HB: 9780300228489, Yale University Press, November 2018
256 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 4 black&white illus.
At the end of the Cold War, the United States emerged as the world's most powerful state, and then used that power to initiate wars against smaller countries in the Middle East and South Asia. According to balance-of-power theory – the bedrock of rea...
Empire of the Eagle An Illustrated Natural History
ISBN: HB: 9780300232899, Yale University Press, November 2018
288 pp., 28.9x23.5 cm, 400 colour illus.
Eagles hold a unique allure among birds for their combination of power, grace, and predatory prowess. Captivating the human imagination, these raptors have symbolized pride, freedom, and independence of spirit since humankind's earliest times. This b...
Cezanne's Gravity
ISBN: HB: 9780300232714, Yale University Press, November 2018
296 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 108 colour illus., 18 black&white illus.
A transformative study, freeing the artist from outdated art historical narratives and revealing his work as newly strange again C zanne's Gravity is an ambitious reassessment of the paintings of Paul C zanne (1839-1906). Whereas previous studies hav...
Le Corbusier Drawing as Process
ISBN: HB: 9780300230994, Yale University Press, November 2018
304 pp., 27.9x24.1 cm, 362 colour illus., 50 black&white illus.
"Each day of my life has been dedicated in part to drawing. I have never stopped drawing and painting, seeking, where I could find them, the secrets of form" – Le Corbusier Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier (1887-1965), is famous for...
Spirit of Zen
ISBN: PB: 9780300221459, Yale University Press, November 2018
272 pp., 21.6x14 cm
Leading Buddhist scholar Sam van Schaik explores the history and essence of Zen, based on a new translation of one of the earliest surviving collections of teachings by Zen masters. These teachings, titled "The Masters and Students of the Lanka", wer...
Dangers of Christian Practice On Wayward Gifts, Characteristic Damage, and Sin
ISBN: HB: 9780300215823, Yale University Press, November 2018
240 pp., 21x14 cm, 1 black&white illus.
Sometimes, beloved and treasured Christian practices go horrifyingly wrong, extending violence rather than promoting its healing. In this bracing book, Lauren Winner provocatively challenges the assumption that the church possesses a set of immaculat...
David Hume on Morals, Politics, and Society
ISBN: PB: 9780300207149, Yale University Press, November 2018
408 pp., 21x14 cm, 3 black&white illus.
A key figure of the Scottish Enlightenment, David Hume was a major influence on thinkers ranging from Kant and Schopenhauer to Einstein and Popper, and his writings continue to be deeply relevant today. With four essays by leading Hume scholars explo...